Mental Health First Aid: Adults Who Interact With Youth

Mental Health Commission of Canada

This course, developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, is intended for an adult audience whose primary focus is youth (aged 12-24). In addition to the four most common disorders discussed in Mental Health First Aid BASIC, this course includes instruction about eating disorders and deliberate self-injury. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with the young people in their lives, including at schools, extra-curricular activities, social services, family, friends, and communities.

Participants will receive a comprehensive manual that serves as a workbook, worksheets and activities, resources, and a certificate upon completion of the course.

Multiple dates in 2020 are available for this 2-day (14-hour) course. Visit the Learn More link for details.

Aims of the course:

  • Recognize the symptoms of mental health problems or crises as they develop in youth, including eating disorders and non-suicidal self-injury.
  • Provide initial help when facing a mental health problem or crisis.
  • Guide youth and/or adults who support them toward appropriate professional help.
  • Learn how to accommodate young people who are in distress or are recovering from a crisis.
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